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Adult courses curriculum

We currently offer courses at a beginner, intermediate and advanced level. All levels are broken down into additional 3-4 proficiency sub-levels to suit anyone.

Each course offers 20 contact hours during which a basic introduction to the Polish language is provided, or with the more advanced courses, furthering of existing knowledge.

Our courses are delivered as interactive workshops during which active participation is encouraged. Selected courses may include the use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

The Polish School of Sydney in Randwick is the only school providing the Polish language program in co-operation with the Centre for Continuing Education, the University of Sydney (CCE) and students can easily continue their studies at either of the educational providers as both deliver the course in the same manner.

Program structure

We make every effort to ensure that lesson topics are interesting and appropriate to the skill level and needs of specific proficiency groups. The table below shows topics introduced in particular levels.

Polish Course 101

If you want to learn to speak Polish, our Polish classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Polish language and culture. Learn Polish the smart way with Polish courses at the Polish School of Sydney, Randwick.
This is a beginners Polish course and no prior knowledge of the Polish language is required. This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • greetings and farewells,
  • introducing yourself – name, nationality, job etc.,
  • asking and answering questions about contact details such as email, address, telephone number,
  • describing one’s family.

Polish Course 102

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish Beginners course or who have completed 20 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • describing daily activities,
  • days of the week,
  • describing leisure activities,
  • shopping – naming products, requesting a particular product,
  • describing food preferences,
  • going out (restaurants, cafes).
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe daily and leisure activities,
  • make arrangements to go out,
  • hold simple conversations at a shop and at a restaurant,
  • cope in various everyday situations, for example when ordering food at a cafe.

Polish Course 103

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 102 or equivalent, or who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • travel (means of transport),
  • asking for and giving directions,
  • making travel arrangements including hotel booking,
  • using formal and informal ways of telling the time,
  • using modal verbs,
  • talking about popular tourist destinations in Poland.
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • identify different means of transport,
  • ask for and give directions to get from one place to another,
  • make travel arrangements,
  • request and give information related to travel.
Prerequisites

In order to participate effectively in this Polish course, participants should have knowledge of Polish pronouns, present tense of common verbs and should be able to form questions and negatives in Polish.

Polish Course 104

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 103 or equivalent, or who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • at the doctor’s (symptoms, diseases, treatments),
  • naming parts of the body,
  • accidents and urgent situations,
  • asking for help,
  • past tense of verbs,
  • modal verbs – must, should.
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • talk about events in the past tense,
  • have a conversation at the doctor’s – describe their ailments and understand the recommended treatment,
  • use sufficient language to communicate while experiencing different sorts of everyday problems or when being in urgent situations.
Prerequisites

Students interested in taking this Polish course should be familiar with conjugation of Polish verbs in the present tense, adjectives and their gender, personal and possessive pronouns, adverbs of frequency and cardinal numbers.

Polish Course 201

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 104 or equivalent, or who have completed 120 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Free time activities,
  • Phone call conversations,
  • Eating habits,
  • Polish cuisine,
  • Emails,
  • Numbers 100 – 1,000,
  • Past tense and dates.
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe a variety of free time activities,
  • talk about their favourite ways of spending free time,
  • describe their daily diet,
  • order food in a cafe, restaurant, over the phone,
  • talk about food in their country and name typically Polish dishes,
  • write simple emails in Polish,
  • describe their activities in the past,
  • name months and provide dates.

Polish Course 202

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 201 or equivalent, or who have completed 145 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Future tense structures and time expressions,
  • New Year’s resolutions,
  • Revision of present, past and future tenses,
  • Buying a mobile phone,
  • Revision of daily activities,
  • Revision of means of transport.
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • express their future plans and hopes,
  • participate in transactions such as buying a mobile phone,
  • read the horoscope in Polish,
  • describe their daily activities with the use of time expressions,
  • ask and tell the time,
  • offer, accept or reject free time activities suggestions,
  • ask for information,
  • order a taxi.

Polish Course 203

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 202 or equivalent, or who have completed 145 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Grocery and clothes shopping
  • Plural genitive forms and expressing quantities
  • Sightseeing
  • Geographical names (Poland)
  • Directions (also parts of the world)
  • Buildings and places in the city
  • Holidays (camping, hotel, airport, travel agent’s)
  • Locative case
  • Prepositional phrases (with the use of Genitive, Instrumental and Locative cases)
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe their clothing
  • pay compliments related to general appearance
  • handle transactional conversations
  • ask for directions and information
  • describe places in the city
  • talk about their holiday preferences
  • talk about holiday problems
  • book a hotel over the phone

Polish Course 204

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 203 or equivalent, or who have completed 170 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • The weather and seasons
  • Physical appearance and parts of the body
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Sport and related verbs
  • Famous sportspeople in Poland
  • Gerunds
  • Polish holidays (Christmas and Easter)
  • Polish food, traditions, wishes
  • Vocative case
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • understand the weather forecast
  • make a phone appointment booking
  • communicate about their health at the doctor’s
  • understand sports news
  • describe their sports activities
  • compare Polish traditions with their own
  • make wishes and write cards

Polish Course 301

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 204 or equivalent, or who have completed 195 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Biography
  • Past tense (perfective and imperfective verb forms)
  • Studying Polish language
  • Revision of noun cases
  • Office appliances and computer related phrases
  • Foreign words in Polish language
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe their life events in the past
  • converse using past tense
  • read biographies of famous Polish people
  • give advice on studying Polish
  • describe their language abilities
  • solving work related problems and asking for help
  • making a short speech

Polish Course 302

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 301 or equivalent, or who have completed 220 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • House and furniture
  • Renting an apartment
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Personality description
  • Plural masculine personal adjective forms
  • Using simple linking words
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe their house
  • write a formal letter (e.g. to real estate agency)
  • read and respond to rental ads
  • express opinions about other people’s personality
  • write a personal letter
  • read short magazine articles

Polish Course 303

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 302 or equivalent, or who have completed 245 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Work and working conditions
  • Plural masculine personal noun forms (e.g. jobs)
  • Demonstrative and possessive pronouns
  • Dates and life stages revision
  • Past tense revision
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe their job
  • express opinions about work and employment situation
  • understand short radio programmes
  • read short jobs ads
  • describe past events
  • use cardinal and ordinal numbers to provide dates
  • read texts about Polish Nobel Prize winners

Polish Course 304

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 303 or equivalent, or who have completed 270 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Education system in Poland
  • Describing school, qualifications, gaining news skills
  • Describing a range of positive and negative motions related to the future
  • Future tense revision (perfective and imperfective verb forms)
  • Modal verbs in the future
  • Time expressions revision
  • Conditional structures
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe their education and qualifications
  • express feelings about the future such as hope, fear, worry etc.
  • talk about their future
  • understand fortune teller’s predictions
  • read longer texts about Poland

Polish Course 401

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 304 or equivalent, or who have completed 270 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Places in the city, transport (revision)
  • Architecture, infrastructure, entertainment
  • Living in a city or a town
  • Forming and using adverbs (revision)
  • Comparative forms of adjectives and adverbs
  • Locative case revision
  • Places in the countryside
  • Nature animals, plants, ecology
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe their city and living environment preferences
  • understand  texts about Polish cities
  • compare different cities using a variety of criteria
  • discuss positive and negative aspects of living in the country
  • discuss simple environmental topics

Polish Course 402

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 401 or equivalent, or who have completed 295 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Relationships (family, marriage, friendship)
  • Describing feelings, emotions, family obligations
  • Complex sentences and linking words
  • Conditional sentences
  • Dative case
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe relationships and related problems
  • understand  dating ads
  • describe their friendships and opinions about other people
  • express wishes, guesses, offers and asking for favours
  • describe their location

Polish Course 403

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 402 or equivalent, or who have completed 320 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Describing functions of home appliances
  • Describing apartment, house (revision)
  • Comparing the past with the future
  • Forming gerunds (revision)
  • Using impersonal verb forms in the present and past
  • Describing discoveries and inventions
  • Passive voice (introduction)
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • describe their homes and the appliances they use
  • encourage purchase or advertise home appliances
  • ask for information and help
  • read long texts in Polish
  • describe their opinion about technology in their lives
  • make complaints and ask for a refund

Polish Course 404

This Polish course applies communicative methods and is suitable for anyone interested in learning to speak and understand Polish language during both holidays and business travels. This course is suitable for those who have completed Polish 403 or equivalent, or who have completed 345 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Course content

This Polish course covers the following topics:

  • Health, wellbeing, healthy lifestyle
  • Asking for advice and giving advice
  • Imperative forms (positive and negative)
  • Tourism and travelling
  • Free time activities (revision)
  • Preposition phrases
Course outcomes

Upon completion of this Polish course, participants should be able to:

  • ask about someone’s wellbeing
  • describe their health and lifestyle
  • express positive and negative feelings
  • ask and give advice
  • understand television programmes
  • describe own travelling experience
  • encourage and discourage different ways of spending free time
  • contact travel agent’s about their offers
  • write a personal letter

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